Tuesday, June 7, 2011

The Old Dog Still Has New Tricks



After 20 years of successfully creating a program that has endless opportunities, Adobe has done it again with the new addition, ADOBE PHOTOSHOP CS5. There are numerous new additions worth mentioning such as;  Edge Detection, Content-Aware Fill, Puppet Warp, 64-bit for Macintosh, enhanced 3D features (Extended Version only), painting and brush enhancements, enhanced HDR, auto Lens Corrections, Mini Bridge, and numerous other small features.


The Content Aware Fill feature was by far the most impressive and talked about feature in the lead up to the launch of Photoshop CS5. The tool is exceptionally simple yet very effective. All you got to do is create a selection with the Lasso, Marquee, or your preferred selection method and simply hit your Delete key. Then, the program will pop up a dialouge box which will allow you to choose Content Aware Fill. However, like any other tool, the Content Aware Fill feature has its limitations and does not always work as expected. While this tool has great results for the time put, sometimes simpler tools such as the Patch Tool, Clone Tool, and Spot Healing Brushes. 


Overall, great product and with the launch of Photoshop CS5 I hope shortly I can collect enough money to purchase the product because of the new amazing features it beholds. As a designer, keeping up with the top-notch technology is key to success and this product is definitely on my Christmas list =)

44 comments:

  1. Yea the program is great but it's a bit too pricey for me =/

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  2. I have it and it's no better than the other versions... Just stick with the one you have :D

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  3. Absolute essential for any designer, as they well know haha...

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  4. Cool! I think i might get CS5 because it's looking great.

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  5. cool i can get this program easily,just gotta learn how to use it

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  6. I think they are amazing products but not worth the ridiculous cost.

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  7. It is a great company, they always put out a solid product

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  8. Great, Photoshop is by far my favorite editing software.

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  9. I use CS5 as well for some Youtube work and such. It really is amazing the tools they've implemented.

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  10. It's nice, but can be quite confusing sometimes. Or maybe it's just me and my lack of interest to learn it properly. I just do trial and error.

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  11. too hard to use if you're not taught

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  12. I agree with mario. seems so difficult to use when it comes to actually using some of the better effects.

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  13. Adobe has been releasing new editions just to get money out of people. Not surprising.

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  14. Even in the mid-nineties Photoshop was pretty damn cool. Now it's just mind-boggling what it can do.
    +followed

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  15. one of the most pirated programs ever... i wonder how they turn a profit

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  16. content aware fill is crazy crazy.

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  17. yeah its pirated like crazy

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  18. So much to learn, great post. Followed!

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  19. Adobe always beat itself. Photoshop is the best photo manipulation tool.
    Enough said.

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  20. I already have this program, it fairly easy to use In my opinion.

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  21. Photoshop is awesome. Best n its class. But its very very pricey for what it does.

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  22. I love this post.
    Photoshop is a good product.
    +Followed, brother.
    Hit me back

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  23. Gonna invest in PS sometime. It just seems unbelievably useful to have even though I'm really good at MS Paint lol.

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  24. Pricey but you get what you pay for. It's photoshop! Best investment in software anyone can make.

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  25. PS is always a must, for any computer graphic user!

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  26. PS is a must indeed but that price tag makes it untrue

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  27. I loved Macromedia Fireworks but then adobe bought them and now I'm just intimidated by PS :(

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  28. Fact: content-aware fill is the best thing that happened since sliced bread. I love it! Looking forward to more of your posts, followed. :D

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  29. I need to get this! i wish it was more affordable but i realize this is a top tier software for pros.

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  30. Photoshop is the greatest designer program, it is a must for any aspiring artist or business!

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  31. It's nice, but can be quite confusing sometimes. Or maybe it's just me and my lack of interest to learn it properly. I just do trial and error.

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  32. Love the program! but so expensive :( Good post bro! :D

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